Simpler Trading hires subscription specialist Christina Komporlis as CEO

Rick Steves

“The access we provide to John and our other 17 expert traders, who are conducting real trades in real time with real money, is a key differentiator in this market. I am confident that together we will harness the opportunity ahead to amplify our brand and grow our membership.”

Simpler Trading has appointed Christina Komporlis as Chief Executive Officer of the platform for interactive online education for individual traders and investors, succeeding interim CEO Eric Lundberg.

The new chief executive’s focus will be on driving subscription revenue, expanding the Simpler Trading product offering, and growing its overall membership.

As part of her role as CEO, she work closely with renowned professional trader John Carter, who founded the business in 1999 and will remain engaged in his current capacity leading the Options Gold Room.

Christina Komporlis will also be in charge of developing new strategies and tools to further grow the firm’s audience of individual traders and investors.

She is a proven builder of global brands, teams, and communities

Christina Komporlis, CEO of Simpler Trading, said: “It is an honor to lead Simpler Trading and build on the incredible momentum that John Carter and his team created. Our engaged members recognize the power of the community, and our platform offers the support and guidance to ensure that the self-directed investor does not trade alone. The access we provide to John and our other 17 expert traders, who are conducting real trades in real time with real money, is a key differentiator in this market. I am confident that together we will harness the opportunity ahead to amplify our brand and grow our membership.”

Jordan Turkewitz, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer at parent company ZMC, said: “We welcome Christina to the role of CEO. She is a proven builder of global brands, teams, and communities, and with her at the helm, we have every confidence that Simpler Trading will continue to accelerate its position in the growing market for high quality, insightful trading content. We also thank Eric Lundberg for his stewardship as interim CEO and Brittany Burns for her leadership as previous CEO, as their contributions have helped bring the Company to this exciting inflection point and put it on the strongest possible footing as a market leader.”

John Carter, Founder of Simpler Trading, commented: “I am looking forward to working with Christina to streamline our member journey, improve our service, and deliver the next phase of growth for Simpler Trading. Her experience in scaling subscriptions will help us reach more customers that need our expertise to become more informed and strategic traders. In a time when markets are volatile, and it’s difficult to find an edge, our platform and community have never been more essential.”

Dow Jones, WSJ, The New York Post, and Barron’s

Christina Komporlis joins Simpler Trading after approximately 20 years of experience driving subscription growth of several premium brands, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and Barron’s.

She has most recently served as Chief Enterprise Membership Officer at Dow Jones, one of several leadership positions across News Corp companies.

She has led product lines and global teams of more than 100 sales and marketing professionals, and she played pivotal roles in several critical business objectives, including the design, implementation, and launch of the first dynamic paywall in the media industry, the transformation from print to digital, the growth from 2.3 million to 3 million subscriptions, and the inception of a new business unit catering to professionals.

Christina Komporlis will now be in charge of driving subscription growth of Simpler Trading, a platform that offers an integrated suite of products, including educational content, tools, and live trading rooms to engage traders with actionable trading strategies and help them meet their investment goals.

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